Second Base - Los Angeles Angels
Date of Birth: January 31, 1989 (31 years old)
Athletics' Tommy La Stella: Remains in lineup
La Stella (elbow) will bat second and play second base in Game 4 of the ALDS against the Astros on Thursday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.La Stella was forced to exit Game 3 on Wednesday after a pitch struck him in the elbow, but he escaped with nothing worse than a bruise. He won't wind up missing any time, which is certainly good news for Oakland, as he's gone 6-for-22 (.273) with a homer through six playoff games this season.
Athletics' Tommy La Stella: X-rays negative after HBP
La Stella was diagnosed with a right elbow contusion after X-rays came negative, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.It's good news for La Stella and the A's, as he appeared to be in significant pain after being hit by a pitch on the right elbow during Wednesday's Game 3 win over the Astros. It's unclear whether the 31-year-old will require some time off, or if he'll be ready to play in Game 4 on Thursday .
Athletics' Tommy La Stella: Cranks homer
La Stella went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, two runs and a walk in Wednesday's win over the Astros in Game 3 of the ALDS.La Stella hit a solo homer in the first inning off Jose Urquidy. The 31-year-old broke open the game and also singled to help the Athletics rally from a three-run deficit in the seventh inning. The veteran had to leave the game after getting plunked in the wrist in the eighth inning and his condition is worth monitoring.
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